NTPC issues 500MW solar EPC tender for Maharashtra

Indian distribution company NTPC has issued a tender for EPC services for up to 500MW of solar PV capacity in the western state of Maharashtra.

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Indian utility tenders 923MW of domestic content solar

NTPC taps the Central Public Sector Unit scheme that mandates the use of locally sourced modules.

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Wärtsilä picked for Baywa’s unsubsidised Mali goldmine project

A project to hybridise the energy supply of Fekola, a gold mine in Mali, Africa, with renewable energy and battery storage, will be supplied with a hybrid energy solution, including energy storage, by Wärtsilä.

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Bolsonaro blocks Brazilian import tax breaks for solar components

Controversial Brazilian president vetoes bill containing dispensation for PV cells as appetite mounts among foreign solar manufacturers to supply market undergoing solar transformation.

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Zimbabwe turns to UAE-backed solar boom to fight blackout crisis

Country reeling from widespread power cuts says Abu Dhabi Prince has agreed to assist with roll-out of 2GW solar portfolio nationwide, with Lake Kariba singled out as impromptu battery.

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China slowdown drives ‘disappointing’ renewable finance slump in emerging world

BNEF: Slide in China, Brazil and India drags global annual clean energy investment volumes from US$169bn to US$133bn, while coal power generation soars to new heights.

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AfDB, GCF sign deal to repower hydro-reliant Zambia with small-scale solar

Development finance duo sponsor US$154m scheme to support government of drought-stricken African nation as it deploys 100MW green energy pipeline with the help of feed-in tariffs.

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After luxury resorts, Singapore’s Canopy Power see diverse industries embracing microgrids

A Singapore-headquartered start-up which recently completed microgrid projects including solar and battery energy storage, for luxury resorts in South East Asia, says it wants to take the tech and its concepts into a number of other sectors.

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IFC, NADB grant IEnova’s funding plea for 376MW of Mexican PV

Development bank duo go halves as they award US$200m in green loans to pipeline by Sempra Energy’s subsidiary, featuring four projects in Sonora, Aguascalientes and Baja California.

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Scaling Solar launches in Côte d’Ivoire with 60MW project duo

The World Bank-backed programme will support the development, tendering and financing of a 60MW PV project duo in the West African state.

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California deserves better than ‘draconian’ wildfire shutoffs, SimpliPhi CEO says

Power shut-offs affecting millions in California, enacted by utilities Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison to prevent wildfires and their spreading, are a “draconian” measure and don’t address the real problems, SimpliPhi Power CEO Catherine Von Burg has said.

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